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Focus On Mary McDowell Upper School

The Mary McDowell Center for Learning is a Quaker school for children with learning disabilities. As such, they have a program for elementary school students, middle school students, and high school students. The upper school program at Mary McDowell Center for Learning focuses on students from grades nine to twelve. The school is located at [...]

Speaker Bios for NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium on October 26, 2013 at NYU’s Kimmel Center

In our previous post, we wrote about the NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium at NYU's Kimmel Center on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 8am-5pm. Below please find a PARTIAL list of confirmed speakers & moderators. There are a number of other speakers who have committed, but we are awaiting final confirmation and will publish their [...]

The NYC Firm Schools Blog has been focusing on Form 990 for all nonprofit NYC Firm Schools for the past few days. These schools are required by law to make the forms from the last three years available to anyone who requests them. Many websites such as GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and the Foundation Center provide [...]

Mary McDowell Friends School is a Quaker school for children with learning disabilities. This Brooklyn private school consists of a Lower School, Middle School, and an Upper School. The Middle School program at Mary McDowell Friends School is made up of sixth through eighth grades. The curriculum consists of extended Language Arts and math classes [...]

Sometimes, NYC private school alumni have good news to share. Today, it's real good news. A former student at Poly Prep Country Day School is engaged to be married this coming October. The announcement was made at SILive.com. Leah Lyle Horowitz is an actress who just finished playing a part on Broadway. The role she [...]

20 Firm Schools In Brooklyn

Brooklyn, like Manhattan, is full of excellent Firm Schools. Instead of just listing and linking to the Brooklyn Firm Schools we've written about on NYC Firm Schools Blog, we are going to narrow the list to 20 schools and write a brief synopsis of them. You can still go and read the full post at [...]

The Mary McDowell Center for Learning in NYC is not only a center for children with learning disabilities, but they accept and embrace the primary testimonies of Quakerism and attempt to integrate them into the life of the school. These testimonies include Peace, Justice, Equality, Integrity, Community, Service and Simplicity, which are integrated into the programs [...]

The Brooklyn Friends School is an independent Quaker school for PreK through 12th grade that provides a college preparatory learning guided by the Quaker principals of truth, simplicity and truthful resolution of conflict. Academics and ethical values are inextricably linked at BFS. The school focuses on a liberal arts tradition and is based upon a [...]

Focus on Friends Seminary

Founded in 1786, Friends Seminary is the oldest continuing coeducational school in New York City. The School draws extensively on its Quaker heritage, providing a values-based, academically challenging program. Academic engagement goes hand in hand with individuality, respect for community, and an appreciation for the cultural vibrancy of the surrounding metropolitan area. Optimism is the [...]

If you are one of the many families in New York who feel that religion is an important part of your life then choosing a NYC Private Religious School for your child is probably going to be in your near future. Many people choose a Private Religious School for their child’s educational foundation because a [...]

There are hundreds of NYC Firm Schools available for young children and older students who are pursuing an education in New York. Location, Location, Location Location is always a major topic of concern for parents researching a private school for their child and the 5 boroughs in the city, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, & Staten [...]

About NYC Firm Schools Blog

Our Mission The NYC Firm Schools Blog is an online community which encompasses all aspects of NYC private, independent, and religious schools (approximately 800 schools). As an independent, parent-focused blog, here is a sampling of the topics we cover: • NYC Firm Schools in all 5 boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, & Staten Island); • [...]